Sheffield United defender John Egan has been impressed by Norwich City youngster Andrew Omobamidele while with the Republic of Ireland.
Egan is singing his praises ahead of Saturday evening's showdown with Azerbaijan in Baku.
The 28-year-old Sheffield United defender said: “He's a fantastic player, a fantastic young man.
“He came in, got his chance and took it with both hands. I thought he was brilliant in the two games.
“For someone so young, he is so composed and the best thing about him is he keeps his head down, works really hard, doesn't get too ahead of himself. He has a great attitude that will stand him in good stead in his career."